Category: Resorts

Secret escapes - 3 ‘off-the-map’ Alpine ski resorts‏‏

Secret escapes – 3 ‘off-the-map’ Alpine ski resorts‏‏

During the Cold War, there used to be a smattering of towns in the USSR that were ‘off the map’. Officially they didn’t exist. Soviet mapmakers hid them in their atlases with the clever use of whatever they had to hand at the time (presumably well-placed blobs of gravy from a hearty lunchtime goulash?). Fast-forward […]

2 luxury resorts in Southern Thailand where life is good (even for vegans)

2 luxury resorts in Southern Thailand where life is good (even for vegans)

Southern Thailand has long been a premier destination for luxury travellers with beaches, diving, tropical landscapes and sunny weather drawing people from far and wide to check into one of the many luxury resorts on offer in the area. The people are friendly, the cuisine is legendary (who doesn’t rave about a spicy fresh Thai curry?) […]

3 of the best family safari lodges in South Africa

3 of the best family safari lodges in South Africa

Safari holidays are an exciting adventure for the whole family. But it’s normal for young children to become bored of driving around looking for animals – especially when they’re not allowed to touch them and are constantly being told to hush and sit still. Here are 3 safari lodges in South Africa that specially cater for […]

Top 5 new luxury safari sleep-outs

Top 5 new luxury safari sleep-outs

Sleeping out under the stars in Africa is a truly magical experience and one that will be the most memorable part of your safari if you are lucky enough to have access to it. Many of the luxury safari camps and lodges have caught onto the fact that it really appeals to people to sleep […]

Top 6 places for a digital detox

Top 6 places for a digital detox

When was the last time you felt truly free from the constant buzz of an email, text or call? Prepare to log off and indulge back in a time when conversation and old-fashioned fun remained uninterrupted by the goings-on of others. We’ve put together some of our favourite remote boltholes for a sense of total […]

4 experiential gift giving ideas for the festive period

4 experiential gift giving ideas for the festive period

Some people are just not easy to buy gifts for at Christmas. When faced with the dilemma of buying a gift for someone who already seems to have everything, the easiest thing to do is to buy a gift that can be treasured for years to come - and by that I mean a memory rather than a physical […]

Top 5 luxury safari Christmas spots

Top 5 luxury safari Christmas spots

Christmas in the bush is nothing less than spectacular – being out in the wilderness at such a special time really bonds people, and if you are in Africa with family it will be a magical occasion. Christmas is widely celebrated across Africa and the luxury safari lodges and camps use it as a wonderful […]

Photograph of the week: A luxury Seychelles ‘toes-in-the-sand’ dinner

Photograph of the week: A luxury Seychelles ‘toes-in-the-sand’ dinner

The Seychelles always conjures up dreamy images of untouched white sand beaches privately enclosed by palm trees, glorious granite outcrops and the most pristine azure blue waters. The rich and famous have often chosen the Seychelles as their isolated tropical destination for romantic escapes, honeymoons, private holidays and exclusive pampering, and with this picture of […]

Top 5 post-safari private islands

Top 5 post-safari private islands

Very few holidays can combine luxury and adventure like a safari. Where once were tents and fires now stand oases of opulence, their splendour further emphasised by their beautifully remote location. Those who have travelled to these outposts of civilisation will also tell you that, while there is nothing quite like the thrill of the […]

5 of South Africa's best private game reserves

5 of South Africa’s best private game reserves

Visiting South Africa and not going on a safari is like visiting France and not drinking wine. The numerous national parks and game reserves on offer are an integral part of the overall South African experience, and are woven into the very fabric of the country’s history, culture, contemporary politics and socioeconomic development. But with […]

Top 6 things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Top 6 things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

There was a time when Albuquerque was mostly a place that travelers passed through on their way to Santa Fe or Taos, but in the last few years Albuquerque has become a destination in its own right. This is due to the city’s growth, the immensely popular Balloon Fiesta, and random things like the popularity […]

Top 5 luxury safari siesta spots

Top 5 luxury safari siesta spots

The safari siesta is something that becomes the epitome of relaxation when you are out in the bush. In the heat of the day in Africa the wildlife retreats to the shade and has a good old snooze, which is exactly what most safari goers also do. Many of the more luxurious properties have heavenly […]

3 luxury resorts in Krabi that will make you very happy (even as a vegan)

3 luxury resorts in Krabi that will make you very happy (even as a vegan)

Looking for a little more happiness in life? Check in to one of these 3 luxury resorts in Krabi that will make you very happy (even as a vegan) and you’ll be sure to enjoy amazing luxury accommodation, superb service and fabulous vegan food – a combination like that will surely make you happier? The […]

The 5 most luxurious safari suites in Kenya

The 5 most luxurious safari suites in Kenya

The Foreign Office have now lifted their advice on Kenya and it really does remain the absolute best place for game viewing. Kenya has some of the most varied habitats and landscapes in all of Africa and much of this is literally covered in wildlife – many of the areas you visit are absolutely teeming […]

Top 10 most romantic luxury honeymoon destinations

Top 10 most romantic luxury honeymoon destinations

Chances are that newly-weds would feel the love even if they spent their honeymoon in a caravan in a parking lot, but most tend to set their sights a little higher. Here are our top ten tips for the most romantic luxury destinations for post-wedded bliss, and without even a car park in sight. Sumba […]

Kenya's top luxury safari and beach combinations

Kenya’s top luxury safari and beach combinations

Kenya is on the up – the Foreign Office are slowly but surely dropping their warnings, new ebola cases in West Africa are slowly being gotten under control (although it never reached Kenya, touch wood). Kenya remains one of the top safari destinations in the world mainly due to its exceptionally varied habitats – this […]

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